I’m a 32-year-old Chicago native who studied journalism and political science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. I first came to Jefferson City in the summer of 2011, interviewing for a staff position at the Jefferson City News Tribune. Soon, I made my home here, spending the next five years covering city issues for the daily paper.
Seeking new challenges, I left the paper, and then the area, working just a bit north of here (in Columbia) and quite a bit further south (in southern Arkansas).
But, after a three-year hiatus, I am so happy to say that this wonderful community has welcomed me back, to take over as HER Magazine editor and continue the magazine’s tradition of telling local stories that affect Mid-Missouri women.
I have once again made my home in Jefferson City, a place I truly missed, along with my boyfriend of nearly a decade and our three beloved pets: cats Millie and Simon, and dog Bella. Outside of work, I love to read, mostly history books, and enjoy way too much comedic TV and movies. (Is there such a thing as too much Mel Brooks? Surely not …)
I hope to carry on the tradition of excellence and attention to local stories that affect women in our area, a tradition that was carried forward by former editors Shelley Gabert and Samantha Pogue, and the work of so many others who have helped this magazine, from ad sales to graphic design to, most importantly, you, our readers.